Politico: Sounding reflective as he heads into a bruising electoral season, President told POLITICO columnist Roger Simon that the Gulf disaster “echoes 9/11” because it will change the nation’s psyche for years to come.
Obama — facing mounting criticism of his handling of the , even from longtime allies — vowed to make a “bold” push for a new energy law even as the calamity continues to unfold. And he said he will use the rest of his presidency to try to put the United States on a course toward a “new way of doing business when it comes to energy.”
“In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11,” the president said in an interview on Friday, "I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.”
I think it is fair to say that Obama himself doesn’t believe a word of what he is saying. Otherwise why spend the rest of the day golfing?
In his firmest declaration yet that he views the calamity as an impetus to push Congress afresh to pass a major energy and climate bill, Obama vowed to “move forward in a bold way in a direction that finally gives us the kind of future-oriented, … visionary energy policy that we so vitally need and has been absent for so long..”
“One of the biggest leadership challenges for me going forward is going to be to make sure that we draw the right lessons from this disaster,” he said.
It most certainly will be a leadership challenge to draw lessons from a disaster that still isn’t resolved yet. Never the less, Obama is pushing for a piece of legislation from way back during the campaign to solve the problems of today.
When reading this story I had third and more frightening thought. Obama has over two years to go in his term. In that time there remains the possibility for yet another disaster that he will no doubt be ill equip to handle. Too bad these disasters aren’t unorganized communities; perhaps then Obama would have a clue.
Via: Gateway Pundit